By patrice ouellet on 2014-08-04 10:54:12
Science fiction films have mesmerized the audience the world over with their surreal adventures and special effects. These kinds of movies attract young people the most. But films like Star Wars and Superman have a universal appeal. Science fiction films take their audience to a dream world where everything is out of this world and larger than life.
When we look at the best five science fiction films, we should start with the series of films called Star Wars directed by none other than George Lucas. No science fiction list is complete without a Star Wars film. Their impact on the history of cinema is incalculable. Star Wars features some of the most iconic characters of world cinema. All the Star Wars movies became hugely successful and were liked by millions all around the world. The fighting techniques are unique and stylish.
The second film is Blade Runner, which was made in the year 1982. The director of this film is Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford portrays the main character. The story revolves around Harrison Ford who plays a policeman, Rick Deckard, and his hunt for four cloned humanoids, known as Replicants, in a dystopian version of Los Angeles. Replicants have been deemed illegal and Deckard is a blade runner, a specialist in exterminating them. It also discusses consciousness with an attempt to formulate a way to tell a human from a machine. The Voight-Kampff empathy test is used by the police in the film to identify the replicants – who have memories implanted and are programmed with artificial emotions.
The third film is also directed by Ridley Scott. It is named Alien and it came out in 1979. The film is about a stellar mining vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth. It intercepts a signal from a nearby planet; the crew is under obligation to investigate. The most important scene from this film almost became iconic with an infant creature bursting bloodily through John Hurt’s chest. The interstellar mining vessel takes onboard a life form with concentrated acid for blood and two sets of jaws, which then messily dispatches the crew. The film was praised for the gothic set design and Sigourney Weaver’s portrayal of reluctant hero Ellen Ripley.
The fourth film is 2001 A Space Oddesy directed by Stanely Kubrick. This film was made in the year 1968. The film is one of the finest works of Staley Kubrick. This film achieved enormous fame for its then revolutionary special effects. Even before the invention of super computers and stunning special effects, this film shows the brilliance of the simulations, which cannot be done better despite all the modern computer graphics.
The fifth film is called Solaris and it was directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. This film was made in the year 1972. This fantastic science fiction movie was remade in the year 2002 but the original holds a fascination for fans of the novel by Stanislaw Lem. This film is about a psychologist who travels to a base on a remote planet to replace a mysteriously deceased scientist. There he encounters the secretive survivors and his dead wife. Reality is supplanted by the increasingly attractive alternative of the alien intelligence of that planet.
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